Meet the fresh DJs behind Halifax’s hottest dance party

BAH-NAH-NAH drops world music with appeal.

DYLAN CHEW
DYLAN CHEW

It takes a bunch of DJs to create a scene like the fourth instalment of BAH-NAH-NAH, happening Friday, April 1 at The Company House (2202 Gottingen Street, 10pm, $5). This soiree is so hot you'll feel "like summer is right around the corner."

DJ Shyshaya (AKA Shaya Ishaq, pictured above left)
I'm from Ottawa, and I DJ'd for the first time last year. It's always such a blast being at the centre of a dance party. I tend to play pop, feel-good disco and music from the early 2000s. Basically the soundtrack to a fun night at the roller disco. BAH-NAH-NAH will make you feel like summer is right around the corner. My favourite artists to play are Solange, William Onyeabor and Boney M. 

DJ Fadzwa (AKA Tino Chiome, centre)
In Halifax for 10 years now and DJing since 2011. I started out learning EDM but now I play mostly Afro-inspired music, having grown up in Zimbabwe. I play afro house, afro soca, afro punk, moohmbaton and some mainstream music from time to time. My favourite artists to play right now are Young Paris, Stella Mwangi and my guilty pleasure is "Sorry" by the Biebs.

DJ Budi (AKA Nicholas Dorado)
I was born in Calgary, but my body and blood comes from Goa by way of Mumbai and Tanzania. I'm really inspired by the dance music that comes from all over the world, especially Africa, India and South America. I take any chance I get to drop Missy Elliott, Sean Paul or Erykah Badu, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder—and I drop secret dance floor gems from Georgia Anne Muldrow and Letta Mbulu.

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